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Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple


Halasuru Someshwara Temple is situated in the suburb of Halasuru (also called Ulsoor) in Bangalore. It is the one of the oldest temples in the city, dating back to the Chola Period. Temple is dedicated to the Hindu idol “Lord Shiva”.


The Someshwara Temple was built by Kempa Gowda in the 9th Century. This temple is a symbol of the greatness of the Chola kings. According to art historian George Mitchell, the temple underwent major modifications and additions were made during late Vijayanagara dynasty and during the rule of Hiriya Kempe Gowda II.

Full Address

Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Ulsoor Rd, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008


Type of Place

  • Temple

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Bangalore International Airport
  • Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station
  • Bangalore East Railway Station
  • Bangalore City Railway Station

Important Information

  • Landmark of the place: Near Ulsoor Police Station. Timing: In Morning: from 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM. In Evening: from 5:30 PM To 09:00 PM. Whereas the campus of the temple remains open from 7 AM to 7 PM.


  • The temple tower shows several wonderfully carved sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. One of the notable sculpture inside the temple is of Ravana lifting Kailash Parvata to please Lord Shiva.

Things to Buy

  • There is a place named Kashmir Art Gallery where the visitors may not only enjoy the exhibition but also can buy the fascinating artworks at very affordable prices.

Things to Eat

  • The nearby commercial street offers a variety of delicious south Indian street foods.

Things to enjoy

  • The temple has a rich variety of rare trees which are not seen anywhere else in that region. These lush green trees make the temple further attractive and pleasing to the pilgrims.